Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
|Elevation||276 ft (84.1 m)|
|Area||6.8 sq mi (17.6 km2)|
|- land||6.8 sq mi (18 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%|
|Density||2,875.4 / sq mi (1,110.2 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Springfield Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 19,418 at the 2010 census. It includes the villages of Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Flourtown, and Oreland. The communities of Lafayette Hill, Fort Washington, Laverock, North Hills, Miquon, and Glenside are also partly inside the Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²), of which, 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²) of it is land and 0.15% is water.
The township is bordered in Montgomery County by (clockwise from west) Whitemarsh Township to the west, Upper Dublin Township to the north, shares a corner with Abington Township to the northeast, and Cheltenham Township to the east. In Philadelphia, it is adjacent to Cedarbrook to the southeast (along Ivy Hill Rd.), shares a corner with East Mount Airy to the south (Stenton and Ivy Hill), and Chestnut Hill to the southwest (along Stenton Ave.)
As of the 2010 census, the township was 83.6% White, 11.1% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.8% Asian, and 1.7% were two or more races. 2.4% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry .
As of the census of 2000, there were 19,533 people, 7,471 households, and 5,140 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,875.4 people per square mile (1,110.7/km²). There were 7,631 housing units at an average density of 1,123.3/sq mi (433.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 88.54% White, 8.31% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.92% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.
There were 7,471 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the township the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $67,226, and the median income for a family was $79,749. Males had a median income of $53,651 versus $41,376 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,628. About 1.3% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
Springfield Township School District serves the township.
Springfield Township High School is the district's sole high school.
Springfield Township Middle School is the district's sole middle school.
Enfield Elementary School is one of the district's two elementary schools, educating students from kindergarten through grade 1.
Erdenheim Elementary School is the second of the two elementary schools in the district, educating students from grades 2-5.
St. Genevieve's School Catholic grade school located in Flourtown, serving grades K-8
Mount Saint Joseph Academy is an all-female Catholic high school located in Flourtown
LaSalle College High School is all-male Catholic high school located in Wyndmoor
Free Library of Springfield Township provides free access to a large number of books, databases, and public computers, to every township and county resident.
Politics and Government
|2008||33.8% 4,141||65.4% 8,009|
|2004||38.4% 4,614||61.3% 7,364|
|2000||40.5% 4,358||56.7% 6,109|
|1996||39.8% 4,128||51.8% 5,369|
|1992||39.5% 4,454||46.1% 5,197|
The township is part of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 154 (represented by Rep. Lawrence Curry)
||Whitemarsh Township||Upper Dublin Township||Abington Township|
|Whitemarsh Township||Cheltenham Township|
|City of Philadelphia||City of Philadelphia||Cheltenham Township|
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.